AMERICA, INSPIRING: RAVEL & RACHMANINOFF
2017–18 Season Winter Festival
ANDREW CONSTANTINE conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The searing energy of jazz, the speed and power of a fighter plane—these emblems of American ingenuity captured the imagination of Ravel and Martinů. Acclaimed pianist Terrence Wilson, a Montclair resident, dazzles in Ravel’s colorful concerto.
MARTINŮ Thunderbolt P-47 (NJSO Premiere)
A stirring homage by a Czech composer to his adopted home, the USA; a tribute to the eponymous aircraft and its brave pilots.
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
After Ravel met Gershwin in New York, he went back to Europe to write this jazzy, mesmerizing concerto.
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
Bursting with energy; with nods to Russian liturgical chant and American jazz.